Has this ever happened to you? Â One day you woke up and said to yourself, “Self-Â I want to publish a book.”
You could have many reasons behind that simple desire. Maybe you’ve had a story brewing deep down in your gut for what seems like ages. Â Maybe something happened to you in your life that you always wanted to put down in writing so that it would be remembered forever. Â Perhaps you simply wish to leave something of yourself behind forever.
Whatever your motivation, it all starts with that simple expression of intention that you sent out to the universe.
I was 12 when I declared that I wanted to be an author. I could give you my laundry list of excuses why it hasn’t happened yet, but it doesn’t change the fact that I didn’t take the necessary action to make that dream a reality until recently.
Oh, I wrote a book. Â I’ve written two novels in fact and I have three more in varying states of completion. Â But what you discover is that the actual writing of the book is only about 40% of your overall journey to getting your work into the hands of any reader.
After that, you enter this confusing realm of book publishing and it is very easy to get good and stuck right there. Â In fact, that’s where I’ve been for the last three years or so. Â But not for much long.
Next week I’m launching my first novel, jetheriot)